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  1. #1
    us
    ayuh !

    Oct 2008
    fla la land
    minelab excalibur
    167

    Masonic find ?

    I found this piece at the old WWII Army Airfield near my house...it's about 2 inches high and very heavy for it's size...It seems to be handmade....I searched the web for masonic symbols and have found nothing quite like it, with the number 8 in the middle...I was wondering if it is military, masonic or maybe some sort of combination of the 2...Any help id'ing would be great...A friend said it looked like some sort of branding iron ? anywho,Best wishes and hh
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    us
    Feb 2009
    Panama City Florida
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    Military History, Militaria, and Military Surplus Weapons & Bayonets
    Looked through WWI to present day US Army insignia and didn't find a mach. That doesn't mean it can't be a military insignia, just haven't found one like it. The character in the middle is that a B or 8?

    All the Masonic insignia I looked at has a G in the middle no other letter or number.
    Mike
    TSgt, USAF Retired

  3. #3
    us
    ayuh !

    Oct 2008
    fla la land
    minelab excalibur
    167
    I think it's an 8...it could be a B though ? thanks for your input Mike...thanks for serving as well...hh
    beach bum ! golf bum ! one way or another i'll be a swingin !

  4. #4
    us
    monty

    Jan 2005
    Sand Springs, OK
    ACE 250, Garrett
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    Banner Finds (1)
    I agree with Mike, Masonic symbols all have the letter G in the middle. Monty
    Don't make me loose the hounds! If you dig, Cover up your holes.

  5. #5
    us
    Feb 2009
    Panama City Florida
    458
    32 times
    Military History, Militaria, and Military Surplus Weapons & Bayonets
    Could it be a college or fraternity pin?
    Mike
    TSgt, USAF Retired

  6. #6
    us
    ayuh !

    Oct 2008
    fla la land
    minelab excalibur
    167
    It could very well be a college /frat pin as the old army airfield is now a university....You'd think that would have crossed my mind ? d'uh...The old base is almost completely covered in concrete as the university keeps growing and growing...I will check up on that angle...Thanks again Mike...Best wishes and hh.
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  7. #7

    Jul 2007
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    It could be a fraternity/sority pin i suppose, but those I am familiar with seem to be more heraldic in nature.

  8. #8
    us
    Oct 2006
    Herndon Virginia
    Minelab EX II & Musketeer, White's Classic
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    Any chance it's a automobile badge? V8? Just a thought...

    DCMatt
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  9. #9
    us
    Jan 2007
    Southeast Texas
    Garrett AT Pro
    161
    44 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    The use of the "G" in the Square and Compass is not universal. It is used extensively in American lodges and some other English speaking lodges but not always. Outside of English speaking lodges you don't generally see it. Other symbols are used very frequently. (The plain Square and Compass without anything in it is also very common.) It is basically a stylistic thing. I've never seen an "8" in one but it is entirely possible that a Masonic club, military lodge or even a regular lodge may have done so.

 

 

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